OBITUARY

David Wallace

January 16, 1968August 19, 2020
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David Wayne Wallace, 52, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at his home unexpected with his wife by his side. There will be a viewing on Sunday, August 23 at Lakewood Funeral Home on Clinton Blvd. from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. A graveside service will be held on Monday at 11 AM at Lakewood South Memorial Park on McCluer Rd in Jackson, MS.

Mr. David Wallace was born on January 16, 1968 to Jimmy Wallace and Barbara Ann Bruce in Jackson, MS.

He worked for Metro Mechanical in Bolton, MS for two and a half years and previously worked for the City of Pearl for over 25 years.

He was a member of Star Baptist Church in Star, MS where he was baptized by Bro. Vic in 2003. He is preceded in death by his beloved mother, Barbara Ann Bruce in 1979 and his grandma and grandpa.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Wallace; son, Rodger Grady of Pearl; brother, Les Cohran (Sheila) of Morton; his best friend, Jack and other special kids, Tabitha, Troy and Brownie. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

He is deeply missed by his wife, Cindy. He was her soulmate for 30 years, especially during this hard time in the world today.

David was a Alabama fan (Roll Tide!) and Saints fan (Who Dat!). He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, going on cruises, going to the mountains to visit friends, and watching Nascar.

David has also been a hard worker from sun up to sun down. I will forever love and miss you!

He never met a stranger. When someone called needing help, he was always there.

Memories from his brother, Les It breaks my heart because my brother and I have made so many memories together. One time, David, Rodger, and I drove to Louisiana just to stand in line for hours to get a lottery ticket. That’s just the way we were. One of my top memories with David when I lived in Georgia and came to visit in Mississippi. David lived on Nancy street. We loaded up a trailer of dirt bikes and went across the street to ride. My kids were a lot younger and so were David and me. We thought we were hotshots riding with the front wheels popping wheelies. David would make these weird expressions when he’d pop it up and it would make everyone laugh. He was that type of guy, real fun and a little crazy at the same time. David flew all the way to Texas and met me at the DFW airport. He was in school, but it was summertime. He spent the whole summer working with me at Aamco. It was a fun summer that I’ll never forget. When we were kids, our mother worked 16 hours a day with no days off for 10 weeks just to send us on flights to Georgia to go to Six Flags.

“DAVID AND I (RODGER GRADY) WE LOVED OUR HUNTING AND FISHING. THERE ARE A LOT OF MEMORIES OF US TOGETHER ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS. I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME HE TOOK ME HUNTING. IT WAS THE BEST THING EVER TO ME AND I WAS SO EXCITED. DAVID GOT ME MY FIRST EVER HUNTING RIFLE AND I COULD WAIT TO HOLD IT I WAS SO EXCITED. WE DIDN’T ALWAYS KILL ANYTHING BUT IT WASN’T ALL ABOUT THAT IT WAS JUST ABOUT FATHER AND SON TIME THAT I WILL ALWAYS CHERISH. WE HUNTED IN ACKERMAN MS JUST ABOUT EVERY THANKGIVING TOGETHER. WE STARTED OFF CAMPING IN TENTS AND THEN IN A CAMPER LATER ON. SLEEPING IN THOSE TENTS WERE ALWAYS FUN AND COLD. WE WOULD LISTEN TO THE COYOTES WHILE TRYING TO GO TO SLEEP. THE ONLY WAY WE COULD GET WARM IN THE MORNING WAS TO GET IN THE TRUCK AND TURN THE HEAT ON FULL BLAST. SOME NIGHTS WERE EXTREMELY COLD (10’S – 20’S). THEN THE CAMPER CAME ALONG THAT WE CALLED THE DINOSAUR. IT WAS A PROJECT THAT WE WORKED ON TOGETHER FIXNG IT UP TO CAMP OUT OF WHILE HUNTING. WE STILL DEALT WITH THE COLD BUT IT WAS A ROOF OVER OUR HEADS AND A BED TO SLEEP IN. WE DIDN’T HAVE TO SLEEP ON THE COLD GROUND ANYMORE. SOMETIMES WE WOULD GO STARKVILLE BUFFALO WILD WINGS AND WATCH THE MISSISSIPPI STATE GAMES AND THEN GO BACK TO THE CAMPER TO GET SOME REST FOR THE NEXT HUNT IN THE MORNING. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE TIMES WE HAD TOGETHER AND ALL THE THINGS WE DID WHILE HUNTING.

FISHING WITH HIM WAS ALWAYS FUN TOO. I REMEMBER HIS 12’ JON BOAT THAT WE WOULD TAKE TO THE SPILLWAY WHEN IT WAS FLOODED AND CATCH FISH. I REMEMBER CATCHING A BUNCH OF WHITE PERCH THAT I THOUGHT WAS THE BIGGEST FISH EVER. THEN WE STARTED CATFISHING A LOT. WE WOULD FISH THE SPILLWAY, RIVERS, OR ANYWHERE WE COULD GET TO CATCH A FISH. EVEN GOT STUCK SOMETIMES TRYING TO GET TO THE FISHING HOLE. HE TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT FISHING TO THIS DAY. WHEN I GOT OLDER SOMETIMES WE WOULD HAVE COMPETITIONS ON WHO COULD CATCH THE BIGGEST FISH. IT WASN’T ABOUT THAT THOUGH, IT WAS JUST ABOUT THE TIME DAVID AND I GOT TO SPEND TOGETHER. WE ALSO STARTED FISHING OUT OF KAYAKS SOME TOO. I WILL NEVER FORGET ANY OF IT.

THEN TALLADEGA COME ABOUT. WE WOULD TRAVEL TO EVERY SPRING AND FALL RACE JUST BECAUSE WE ENJOYED RACING. WE HAD A LOT OF FUN THERE THAT’S FOR SURE. WE WOULD GET WAY TO DRUNK SOMETIMES AND THERE WAS NEVER A DUAL MOMENT WHEN WE WERE BOTH TOGETHER. WHILE WE WERE AT TALLADEGA WE WOULD WALK OVER TO THE DIRT TRACK AND WATCH THE RACING THERE TOO. TALLADEGA WAS ALWAYS A NEW ADVENTURE FOR US.

THERES SO MUCH I COULD SAY ABOUT MY DAD BUT THIS IS JUST SOME OF OUR MEMORIES TOGETHER. I WILL REALLY MISS HIM AND WILL NEVER FORGET HIM. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART DAD AND CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN ONE DAY.” “LOVE YOU” “YOUR SON”

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 23, 2020

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 24, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, August 24, 2020

Memories

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Paul à Smith

August 22, 2020

David, my brother Keith and I lived in Crossroads Ms and we would ride bikes from sunrise till after dark. Was never a dull moment with those two. A very good man taken way too soon. Rest easy brother!

Keith & Erica Seward

August 22, 2020

David and Cindy have been our next door neighbors for a really long time. Whenever we think about David, the best word to describe him is kindness. He always asked us how we were doing and listened to our answer. He would offer to help anytime, even after he had worked long hours. He was a true friend and will be missed more than we can say.

Miranda Leggett

August 22, 2020

David as a child

Miranda Leggett

August 22, 2020

Less Jr. holding baby David

Miranda Leggett

August 22, 2020

David and Cindy's wedding

Miranda Leggett

August 22, 2020

David and Cindy's wedding

Cohran Family

August 22, 2020

David at the Lake

Cohran Family

August 22, 2020

Childhood David

Cohran Family

August 22, 2020

Childhood David

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August 21, 2020

Less and David at Halloween 1974

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Biography

David Wayne Wallace, 52, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at his home unexpected with his wife by his side. There will be a viewing on Sunday, August 23 at Lakewood Funeral Home on Clinton Blvd. from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. A graveside service will be held on Monday at 11 AM at Lakewood South Memorial Park on McCluer Rd in Jackson, MS.

Mr. David Wallace was born on January 16, 1968 to Jimmy Wallace and Barbara Ann Bruce in Jackson, MS.

He worked for Metro Mechanical in Bolton, MS for two and a half years and previously worked for the City of Pearl for over 25 years.

He was a member of Star Baptist Church in Star, MS where he was baptized by Bro. Vic in 2003.
He is preceded in death by his beloved mother, Barbara Ann Bruce in 1979 and his grandma and grandpa.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Wallace; son, Rodger Grady of Pearl; brother, Les Cohran (Sheila) of Morton; his best friend, Jack and other special kids, Tabitha, Troy and Brownie. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

He is deeply missed by his wife, Cindy. He was her soulmate for 30 years, especially during this hard time in the world today.

David was a Alabama fan (Roll Tide!) and Saints fan (Who Dat!). He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, going on cruises, going to the mountains to visit friends, and watching Nascar.

David has also been a hard worker from sun up to sun down. I will forever love and miss you!

He never met a stranger. When someone called needing help, he was always there.



Memories from his brother, Les
It breaks my heart because my brother and I have made so many memories together. One time, David, Rodger, and I drove to Louisiana just to stand in line for hours to get a lottery ticket. That’s just the way we were. One of my top memories with David when I lived in Georgia and came to visit in Mississippi. David lived on Nancy street. We loaded up a trailer of dirt bikes and went across the street to ride. My kids were a lot younger and so were David and me. We thought we were hotshots riding with the front wheels popping wheelies. David would make these weird expressions when he’d pop it up and it would make everyone laugh. He was that type of guy, real fun and a little crazy at the same time. David flew all the way to Texas and met me at the DFW airport. He was in school, but it was summertime. He spent the whole summer working with me at Aamco. It was a fun summer that I’ll never forget. When we were kids, our mother worked 16 hours a day with no days off for 10 weeks just to send us on flights to Georgia to go to Six Flags.



“DAVID AND I (RODGER GRADY) WE LOVED OUR HUNTING AND FISHING. THERE ARE A LOT OF MEMORIES OF US TOGETHER ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS. I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME HE TOOK ME HUNTING. IT WAS THE BEST THING EVER TO ME AND I WAS SO EXCITED. DAVID GOT ME MY FIRST EVER HUNTING RIFLE AND I COULD WAIT TO HOLD IT I WAS SO EXCITED. WE DIDN’T ALWAYS KILL ANYTHING BUT IT WASN’T ALL ABOUT THAT IT WAS JUST ABOUT FATHER AND SON TIME THAT I WILL ALWAYS CHERISH. WE HUNTED IN ACKERMAN MS JUST ABOUT EVERY THANKGIVING TOGETHER. WE STARTED OFF CAMPING IN TENTS AND THEN IN A CAMPER LATER ON. SLEEPING IN THOSE TENTS WERE ALWAYS FUN AND COLD. WE WOULD LISTEN TO THE COYOTES WHILE TRYING TO GO TO SLEEP. THE ONLY WAY WE COULD GET WARM IN THE MORNING WAS TO GET IN THE TRUCK AND TURN THE HEAT ON FULL BLAST. SOME NIGHTS WERE EXTREMELY COLD (10’S – 20’S). THEN THE CAMPER CAME ALONG THAT WE CALLED THE DINOSAUR. IT WAS A PROJECT THAT WE WORKED ON TOGETHER FIXNG IT UP TO CAMP OUT OF WHILE HUNTING. WE STILL DEALT WITH THE COLD BUT IT WAS A ROOF OVER OUR HEADS AND A BED TO SLEEP IN. WE DIDN’T HAVE TO SLEEP ON THE COLD GROUND ANYMORE. SOMETIMES WE WOULD GO STARKVILLE BUFFALO WILD WINGS AND WATCH THE MISSISSIPPI STATE GAMES AND THEN GO BACK TO THE CAMPER TO GET SOME REST FOR THE NEXT HUNT IN THE MORNING. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE TIMES WE HAD TOGETHER AND ALL THE THINGS WE DID WHILE HUNTING.

FISHING WITH HIM WAS ALWAYS FUN TOO. I REMEMBER HIS 12’ JON BOAT THAT WE WOULD TAKE TO THE SPILLWAY WHEN IT WAS FLOODED AND CATCH FISH. I REMEMBER CATCHING A BUNCH OF WHITE PERCH THAT I THOUGHT WAS THE BIGGEST FISH EVER. THEN WE STARTED CATFISHING A LOT. WE WOULD FISH THE SPILLWAY, RIVERS, OR ANYWHERE WE COULD GET TO CATCH A FISH. EVEN GOT STUCK SOMETIMES TRYING TO GET TO THE FISHING HOLE. HE TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT FISHING TO THIS DAY. WHEN I GOT OLDER SOMETIMES WE WOULD HAVE COMPETITIONS ON WHO COULD CATCH THE BIGGEST FISH. IT WASN’T ABOUT THAT THOUGH, IT WAS JUST ABOUT THE TIME DAVID AND I GOT TO SPEND TOGETHER. WE ALSO STARTED FISHING OUT OF KAYAKS SOME TOO. I WILL NEVER FORGET ANY OF IT.

THEN TALLADEGA COME ABOUT. WE WOULD TRAVEL TO EVERY SPRING AND FALL RACE JUST BECAUSE WE ENJOYED RACING. WE HAD A LOT OF FUN THERE THAT’S FOR SURE. WE WOULD GET WAY TO DRUNK SOMETIMES AND THERE WAS NEVER A DUAL MOMENT WHEN WE WERE BOTH TOGETHER. WHILE WE WERE AT TALLADEGA WE WOULD WALK OVER TO THE DIRT TRACK AND WATCH THE RACING THERE TOO. TALLADEGA WAS ALWAYS A NEW ADVENTURE FOR US.

THERES SO MUCH I COULD SAY ABOUT MY DAD BUT THIS IS JUST SOME OF OUR MEMORIES TOGETHER. I WILL REALLY MISS HIM AND WILL NEVER FORGET HIM. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART DAD AND CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN ONE DAY.”

“LOVE YOU”
“YOUR SON”

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